View more on these topics

Get a sartorial health check

As revealed in last week’s Mortgage Strategy, image consultant Dress2kill will be attending the Mortgage Business Expo at London’s Earl Court on November 16 and 17.

Visitors to the Expo will be able to pay the style gurus a visit and get the prognosis on their fashion health. If your suits are flatlining, the guys on stand K60 will help you bring them back to life with a free consultation and a prescription.

Mortgage Strategy news editor Robert Thickett is being used as a model to show how harnessing the power of appearance can make a dashing impression. As the picture shows, Thickett is struggling sartorially. But help is at hand and James Hibbert, owner of Dress2kill, has promised to rebuild him with a fine blue pin-stripe.

Thickett says: “People often ask me whether I got dressed in the dark or if I’m colour blind. Making a first impression is important in any job. It’s always best to be remembered for how smart you look rather than your Mickey Mouse tie, ill-fitting jacket or vomit coloured shirt. I can’t wait to see the results and try on the suit.”

Visitors to stand K60 can take advantage of a free wet shave and a 10% discount on all suits. Enter the draw and you could also win a bespoke suit worth 500.

Those who pre-register for the Expo will be able to take advantage of discounted tickets for three other shows via a promotional code issued at registration. They also get the chance to win two tickets to the gala evening at live motoring event MPH ’05, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson on November 17.

Recommended

Government pledges more affordable housing in Cumbria

Local government minister Phil Woolas today spelled out government action to tackle affordable housing issues in Cumbria.The forthcoming joint structure plan for Cumbria and the Lake District proposes a new policy requiring 50% of homes built outside the National Park to be affordable, and 100% of homes built inside the Park to be secured for […]

em-group round table events a success

2005 has seen em-group host a number of round table events for their nationwide broker community in venues across the country.The many brokers who attended the events at locations including Newcastle upon Tyne and Bristol were given the chance to find out more information on the unrivalled services of the em- sub-brands including, em-homeloans, em-international, […]

Paragon must change to become competitive again

From Peter Wellingham As a specialist buy-to-let adviser also directly authorised by the Financial Services Authority, we are a long- standing user of Paragon for a number of our clients. Indeed, we have promoted its products heavily to our professional landlord clients in the past. Our reasons for recommending it have included that it will […]

Elderly in debt

Worrying evidence has emerged that increasing numbers of older people are struggling to service debts including mortgages. Age Concern Enterprises – the financial services arm of the UK’s charity for older people – warns that at least one in 10 enquirers calling its equity release helpline are cash-strapped home owners.

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up